plural -s
: a crystalline substance that is obtained from acacia catechu, that is held to be a mixture containing catechin, and that is an antioxidant for fatty oils

Word History


ac- (from New Latin Acacia, genus name of Acacia catechu) + catechin

First Known Use

1905, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of acacatechin was in 1905

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“Acacatechin.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Nov. 2023.

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